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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021:  Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021

  • Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program.

  • Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.

  • Visitor center exhibit halls, interpretive areas, and theaters will open with a 75% capacity visitation allowance.

  • Check the calendar of events for scheduled programs.

  • Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain canceled until further notice.

Masks are required to be worn:

  • In park offices and visitor centers

  • In any other indoor public space

  • During outdoor educational programs

  • Masks are recommended throughout the park when you are unable to adequately social distance

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

An upcoming project to replace the bridge over Route 96, at the Shawnee campground entrance, will necessitate a closure of this entrance.  Exact dates are yet to be determined based on the contractor's schedule and timeline, which are still unknown.  THE CAMPGROUND WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING THIS PROJECT.  During the bridge closure, campers will be re-directed to a secondary entrance, also known as the 'night entrance', on Turner Camp road to access the campground.  Campers with reservations should proceed directly to the campground to avoid congestion and access issues at the Park Office as a result of the bridge closure.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.


Shawnee State Park

Shawnee State Park is 3,983 acres of Pennsylvania’s scenic Ridge and Valley Province. Ten miles west of the historic town of Bedford along US 30, Shawnee has modern recreational facilities that blend into the natural environment. A focal point of the park is the 451-acre Shawnee Lake.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.


Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.

A Pennsylvania map that shoes the location of Shawnee State Park 


US 30 and PA 96 pass through Shawnee State Park.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.02622  Long. -78.63552

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Shawnee State Park 

Learn, Experience, Connect

The park environmental educator conducts a summer schedule of nature walks and evening programs that focus on the natural and historical resources of the park and surrounding landscape.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use in the parking lot near the boat rental. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact an employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Bedford Memorial
10455 Lincoln Highway
Everett, PA 15537

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